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The LATi GDPR Knowledge Exchange is an intensive afternoon of talks designed for senior decision makers and leaders of technology, scientific, advanced manufacturing and engineering businesses in readiness for operating your business within the new GDPR framework.
The talks will provide an overview of how GDPR is likely to impact technology businesses, including R&D and innovation, product development, sales, marketing, customer relationship management, and day-to-day operations as well board-level decision making.
Confirmed speakers include:
Prof Mat Hughes of the School of Business and Economics to talk about the changing business landscape, the new challenges business leaders need to address, and how new regulations such as GDPR impact on how the business operates and Board decisions.
Dr Mat Hughes is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University. Prior to his appointment, he was Reader in Entrepreneurial Management at Durham University Business School and served as Director of the PhD Programme. He has also served as Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Nottingham University Business School where he was also Director of the MSc Entrepreneurship and Deputy Director of Doctoral Programmes. He obtained his PhD in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, under the supervision of Professor Robert Morgan (Cardiff University).
Dr Lachlan Urquhart is to provide a high-level overview of key aspects of the legal framework, linking to examples from different tech (cloud, big data/machine learning, social media etc) and highlighting regulatory challenges businesses using such approaches may face.
He primarily works at the boundaries of information technology law, human-computer interaction, and digital ethics, exploring regulatory dimensions of emerging technologies. He’s written on topics including, privacy by design in practice, domestic internet of things, social media policing, trends in cybercrime and cyber security regulation, privacy and freedom of expression (particularly, UK press regulation), smart cities, and robotics (drones). His work has been featured in the press New Scientist, Wired UK and The Register.
Susan Hallam MBE of Hallam Internet will cover the practical implementation required for GDPR and the changes that need to be made, with a focus on digital marketing activities.
Susan has worked in the UK information industry since 1985, and is a recognised leader in the field of digital marketing. She is a regular speaker at industry conferences including SMX, contributes to research published by MOZ, and contributes regularly to the BBC and the traditional press. She is a Freeman of the City of London, a trustee of Nottingham Castle, and is an award winning speaker for Vistage, the world leading organisation of chief executives.
Prior to setting up Hallam Internet in 1999, Susan held senior Internet marketing roles at British Telecom and Capital One. Susan’s initial interest in the Internet and electronic commerce arose from her teaching and research role as a Senior Lecturer in Information Technology at The Nottingham Trent University.
Stuart Muir of Mirams Waterhouse will talk about day-to-day GDPR Operations post 18 May, and answer questions relating to the role of a data protection officer.
Stuart Muir designs and supports management systems for SMEs. Working with a variety of manufacturers and standards: ISO 9001, 27001, 80079-34, ATEX, MET, FM to name a few, he is an expert in preparing tech SMEs for GDPR, acting as a Data Protection Officer and preparing Data Protection Impact Assessment reports. Stuart works with businesses to improve their Information Security Management Systems, Quality Management Systems and their supply chain capability.
2:00 – 2:30 Registration and networking (light refreshments)
2:30 – 2:35 Welcome
2:35 – 3:15 GDPR – the latest Leadership Challenge (LU SBE)
3:15 – 4:00 Privacy by Design – Dr Lachlan Urquhart
4:00 – 4:15 Break
4:15 – 5:15 Preparing your Marketing function for GDPR – Susan Hallam, Hallam Internet
5:15 – 5:45 Day-to-day GDPR Operations – Insights from a Data Protection Officer – Stuart Muir
5:45 – 6:00 Panel Q&A session
6:00 Close & networking
The event is free of charge to LATi members.
Not a member of LATi? Suggest a donation of £40 per person.